Brain-eating amoeba kills Johnson County resident

July 11, 2014 9:13 PM

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Brain-eating amoeba kills Johnson County resident

MISSION, Kan. — An extremely rare brain-eating amoeba has killed a female from Johnson County. The health department will only say a female died. No date of death was given.

This amoeba is found in fresh water. A county disease investigator tells FOX 4 the female who died had several potential exposures in fresh water in Kansas, so the actual source of infection cannot be determined. The female was taken to a hospital with meningitis-like symptoms and testing revealed...

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